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Gender Mainstreaming Specialist (National Consultant)
|Location :||Home-based, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||11-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 days spread over 7 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 days spread over 7 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP Philippines’ work as defined in the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2019-2023 is structured
around three outcome areas that are aligned with and contribute to the achievement of the Philippine
Development Plan 2017-2022, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2022 to 2025, and the United Nations – Philippines Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2019-2023. The three integrated programme work areas are the following:
most marginalized and at-risk people.
From UNDP Philippines’ wealth of experience in the above-mentioned programme areas, it has also recognized that it needs to revolutionize the way it works and break from the past. It has become clear that transformational changes are necessary for the Philippines to tackle critical challenges and realize its national development goals and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To support the Philippines in this transformation, UNDP Philippines has identified five inter-related, cross-cutting approaches to underpin its work. These are: focusing on financing and not funding to deliver results, applying innovations to provide novel solutions to old development problems, deepening partnerships to ensure no one is left behind, re-conceptualizing the human rights-based approach, and providing platforms for SDGs integration and acceleration.
UNDP is committed to making gender equality, a basic human right and a necessity for a sustainable world, a reality. Women's empowerment and gender equality are vital to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which envisions a world “of universal respect for human rights and human dignity” in which “every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed.”
To effectively mainstream gender equality and achieve gender results across the Country Programme and in its portfolio of projects, UNDP Philippines is engaging a Gender Mainstreaming Specialist to support the CO’s implementation of the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy (2022 to 2025) and UNDP Philippines’ Gender Equality Seal Action Plan (2021 to 2023 round).
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the overall guidance of UNDP Philippines’ Resident Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (DRR), the Individual Consultant – Gender Mainstreaming Specialist - will support the Philippines Country Office in strengthening the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the programme areas on institutions strengthening, environment and climate change, and peace and stabilization and in the Country Offices’ operations, including those pertaining to human resources development, procurement and finance. S/he will also support more effective alignment of UNDP programming with the dimensions of gender equality and in building institutional mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in the Country Office such as through the Gender Equality Seal and Gender Markers. Finally, s/he will provide capacity building sessions to CO staff that would enable them to elevate and integrate gender equality into all aspects of UNDP’s work and better communicate gender results in its corporate results reporting and to various external audiences.
Specifically, the Gender Specialist will be required to:
2.1 Support the CO in the development of the Gender Equality Strategy
2.2 Support the CO’s participation in the Gender Equality Seal certification process
2.3 Provide technical support to improve contributions of ongoing and pipeline projects to gender equality and women’s empowerment
2.4 Strengthen gender mainstreaming in Country Office Communications, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting
2.5 Facilitate training and knowledge management activities
C. Expected Deliverables and timelines
D. Institutional Arrangement
The Gender Specialist will work under the primary supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative. S/he will work in close collaboration with the CO Gender Focal Team and the Results and Quality Team of the Country Office, as well as engage with the Operations, Programmes and Impact Advisory Teams as and when required.
The Gender Specialist’s deliverables will be reviewed by the Gender Focal Team and the Management Team and approved by the Deputy Resident Representative.
The Consultant is expected to have her/his own equipment, office space, and internet connectivity. UNDP Philippines will not provide a workstation, transportation, or ICT equipment for the consultant. Coordination/meetings shall be done through phone or online communication.
E. Duration of assignment
The contract will be issued for 7 months with an estimated level of effort of 60 days spread over 7
months. An estimated 5 working days are required for UNDP to review outputs, provide comments, and certify acceptance of outputs.
F. Duty station
During the entire duration of the assignment, this consultancy shall be performed remotely and will be a home-based assignment. S/he is expected to organize regular updates meetings with the Resident Representative, the Deputy Resident Representative, have regular coordination meetings with the Gender Focal Team and Results and Quality Team, and participate in Management Team Meetings upon invitation. No travel is required for this assignment.
Financial Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The financial proposal should specify an all-inclusive fee In PHP currency (daily fee X number of person-days, communications, etc.); and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services under the contract.
Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/Health insurance (to be purchased by the
individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the
contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
In the case of unforeseeable travel requested by UNDP, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between UNDP and the Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Consultant wish to travel in a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
The Consultant will be paid based on the following tranches:
Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills focus on results, ability to interact productively in a teamwork environment.
Required Skills and Experience
The successful Individual Contractor should meet the following minimum qualifications:
6. Proficiency in English
Criteria for Selection of Best Offer
The Offers received will be evaluated using a combined scoring method - where the qualifications and
sample work will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
For the evaluation of the CV, the selection of the successful consultant will be based on the following
qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points). Only applications that will obtain a minimum of
49 out of 70 obtainable points will be qualified for the financial evaluation.
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents mentioned above.
Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b) Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors are also available:
Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.
Please see the deadline of submissions above.
Because of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.